I test my pool water daily myself, but I also take water to pool store once per week. For the first time all season, the test included a reading for Borate, and the reading was 365 ppm. Is it even possible to get a reading that high?
My follow up question is how did Borates get in my pool? I did not specifically add Borates, but I did switch from Tri-Chlor tabs to liquid Chlorine Bleach about 1 month ago.
Because I have not been testing for Borates, and the pool store just provided this reading for the first time (in fact, I did not even notice it on the computer print out until I got home), I have not even thought about Borates at all.
Our water has been clear all season and we have had no issues. My readings today (from pool store) were as follows:
FC = 2.00
TC = 2.10
CC = 0.10
pH = 7.6
Alk = 112
CYA = 100
Borate = 365
Do I need to be concerned or take an actions to correct the high Borate level?
Thanks in advance!